Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jeter Bombs Yankees

USA 6
YANKEES 5

Here's a story you don't hear every day. Derek Jeter beats the Yankees. That's right, Derek Jeter beats the Yankees. The All Star Short Stop had a huge day against his major league club as Jeter led Team USA to a 6-5 victory in Tampa Bay, Tuesday.

With the Yankees up 1-0 in the third inning, Jeter lined a single up the middle to bring home Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers and Curtis Granderson of the Detroit Tigers, giving USA a 2-1 lead.

The hit came off of Phil Hughes, who had pitched well for two and two-thirds innings before giving up the Jeter hit. Hughes final line was three hits, two runs and two strikeouts; his Spring ERA is now 6.75.

Later, in the sixth, Jeter led off with a single and came around to score on Kevin Youklis two-run single to give USA a 6-1 lead.

But the Yankees would not go away. With two on in the bottom of the sixth, Nick Swisher lined a double to right to bring the Yankees to within two at 6-4. The Yankees would get one more run in the ninth off of Marlins closer Matt Lindstrom to make it 6-5, but that was as close as the Yankees would get.

David Wright of the Mets, went 0 for 3 with a run scored, a walk and two strikeouts for USA.

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